Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
Israeli troops detain more than two dozen Palestinians including aid worker and security officers during invasions and home searches in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up
The Israeli army handed over the body of Mohamed Badran, 15, who was killed by Israeli troops gunfire on Tuesday near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Badran was killed and four of his friends were injured when Israeli troops opened fire at them as they were going homes from a swimming.
The army claimed that they were throwing stones at settlers road nearby. Later on Tuesday the army admitted that Badran and his friends were just passing by and had nothing to do with the ongoing clashes.
Family and friends gathered, on Wednesday afternoon, at the Ramallah Medical Center, to receive the body of Badran and examine it. His funeral will be held at his family village of Beit Or Al Tahta near Ramallah on Thursday midday.
In other news, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped at least 30 Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, in massive invasions of homes and communities, carried out overnight and on Wednesday morning.
Invasions, home searches and kidnappings were reported in the northern West Bank cities of Jenin, Tulkarem, and Qalqilia, meanwhile troops also invaded the southern West Bank communities on Hebron and Bethlehem in addition to the central West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem.
Elsewhere, World Vision, an international Aid organization, announced Wednesday that the Israeli army have detrained the head of its office in Gaza, Mohamed Al Halabi.
The organization said that Al Halbi was crossing back to Gaza via Erez crossing last week and was detained by the Israeli army. His family said that Al Halabi went missing on the 15 of June.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, June 22, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.